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UN Collection

UN collection

The University Library was one of the deposit libraries of the United Nations until 1 January 2016. We received and archived printed publications as of 1946. Starting 1 July 2016, the University Library has a licence for the fulltext database with UN documents and publications, which is accessible through UN iLibrary. Besides this, the University Library also offers access to other electronic collections from the UN.

The UN collection (electronic, via University Library)

Part of the UN documents is online accesible. The library offers access to:

The UN collection (electronic, open access), e.g.:


More information official UN documents: Offical Document System of the United Nations (ODS)
Online access UN documents: Official Documents System Search and UNBISnet: http://research.un.org/en/un-resources/organization.

UN collection (printed)

You will find the printed UN collection in 2 locations:

University Library City Centre (closed stacks):

  • Accounts and reports: General Assemblee, Economic and Social Council, Security Council and Trusteeship Council (with the exception of agenda's and meeting documents)
  • Index to resolutions of the Security Council (ST/LIB/SER/H)
  • Index to Proceedings of the Security Council (ST/LIB/SER/B)
  • Publications Department of Public Information
  • Statistics
  • Reports (Sales-publications)
  • Publications by UNEP, UNIDIR
  • Bibliographical publications, e.g.  UNDOC and indexes by the UN Library in Geneva
  • UN journals, e.g. UN Chronicle
  • Serials and yearbooks, e.g. Yearbook of the United Nations (1946/47-2010)

University Library Zernike:

Publications special UN departments in the field of economics and GATT/WTO: http://www.rug.nl/library/collections-locations/economics-and-business/

The printed collection is partly traceable in the RUG catalogue, SmartCat
Please ask at the Service Desk for consulting parts of the UN collections that isn't available via SmartCat

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